Archived Webinar

Filing and Updating Bankruptcy Proofs of Claim
Using the New Forms

A NorthLegal Webinar Presented December 17, 2015
Duration: Approximately 1:30 hr:min

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A lot is going on in the world of bankruptcy proofs of claim.  New forms and attachments became official on December 1 and should be used in all bankruptcy matters.  A rule change clarifying a point of law has been recommended for approval early next year and other rule changes that could have serious consequences for consumer lenders are being considered. 

Meanwhile, court decisions hold that failing to file properly can result in sanctions as well as loss of your claim.

If you have any doubts about whether you have a good grasp on how and when to file proofs of claim, now would be the time to be sure you're doing it right!

During this program, attorney Eric North (see sidebar) will work with participants to explain just what you must, may and must not do when preparing and filing a proof of claim for unsecured, personal property secured, and real property secured claims. Participants will learn—

How to complete the new official Proof of Claim form.
How to itemize principal, interest, late fees, attorneys fees, and any other amounts included in the claim.
When to include "Attachment A," "Supplement 1" and "Supplement 2," how to complete them, and what happens if you don't do so correctly.
What other attachments must be included with the proof of claim.
How a debtor may object to your original claim or to fees or charges you add during the term of the bankruptcy case, and how to respond.
What information you are prohibited from including with a proof of claim and what your financial institution should do if you make a mistake.
What your duty is when a Chapter 13 provides your financial institution with a Notice of Final Cure Payment.
Common errors creditors make and how to avoid or fix them.

Attend this program to learn how to prevent a poorly prepared proof of claim from causing your financial institution to lose thousands of dollars in claims, penalties and attorneys fees!

NOTE: This program is intended for employees of consumer lending institutions. Please contact NorthLegal Training and Publications to obtain approval before registering if you are not an employee of a consumer lending institution.

The fee to attend this archived program is $160.00 if paid by credit card or $170.00 if paid by check. For that fee, you or someone from your financial institution may view this program as often as you like for a period of 180 days. (NOTE: If your financial institution registered for the live program, you already have free access to the archvied version for 180 days! Contact NorthLegal for information.)

How to Attend a Prerecorded Webinar
To attend this NorthLegal Webinar, please do the following:

Register.  To register online using a credit card, visit the "Enroll Now" link shown in the box at the top of this page. To register by mail, call NorthLegal at 623.537.7150.
Check your email. Within moments after you complete the registration process you should receive two emails.  One will be a receipt for the transaction and the other will contain a link and detailed instructions explaining how to use that link to attend the program. 
Download the handout materials by clicking the "Handout" link shown above.
Call NorthLegal to obtain the password to open the handout materials.

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Speaker: Eric North

Eric North, the primary speaker at the programs listed on this site, has represented the interests of credit unions and other financial institutions as an attorney with respect to litigation, compliance, governance, bankruptcy and collections matters since 1984. Eric has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the State of California, and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Eric is also a nationally recognized speaker on legal issues relating to consumer lending institutions, and has presented hundreds of programs on behalf of national, state and local leagues and associations from around the country.
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